Saturday, September 17, 2011

Note the Sarcasm

As i told Sweetie: i'm thrilled, note the sarcasm.

We have gone around and around about the car.

The dealership is still putting us off.

Now we are certain it will be next week at the earliest before we even know if it can be repaired, and whether the insurance will pay or consider it totaled.

Yes, there are worse things in life than a busy family being down by one car.

Being down by one car as i am planning to leave town for a week and not knowing if i will even have a vehicle to leave with, or if i will have to spend my hard saved travel money for a rental, is just icing on that cake.

One thing i know, Sweetie will not tolerate us buying another used car from this dealer, even if the owner is a friend of my dad. Everything we try to do with them turns sour.

That is not sarcasm or exaggeration, either.


Today is:

Big Whopper Liar's Contest -- New Harmony, IN, US

Citizenship Day -- US

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 7, Women (sponsored by We, the World)

Feast of Hathor -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar

German-American Steuben Parade/Von Steuben Day -- New York City, and other smaller parades in US

Goroka Show -- Papua New Guinea (a cultural festival and showcase of many clan and tribe customs; through tomorrow)

Heritage Weekend -- Blue Ridge Parkway Cultural Heritage Center, Ashville, NC, US
featuring the Gee Haw Whimmy Diddle Championships today

Heroes Day -- Angola; St. Kitts and Nevis

International Coastal Cleanup -- volunteer and clean a beach!

International Eat An Apple Day

Johnny Appleseed Festival -- Fort Wayne, IN, US (through tomorrow)

King Turkey Day -- Worthington, MN, US (includes a turkey race!)

Levi Coffin Days -- Fountain City, IN, US (celebrating Levi Coffin, the "President of the Underground Railroad"; through tomorrow)

National Apple Dumpling Day

Operation Market Garden Remembrance -- Netherlands

Oktoberfest -- Germany (through Oct. 3)

Return of Kelp-Koli Celebration -- Fairy Calendar (under duress, of course)

Stigmata of St. Francis' Day

St. Hildegard's Day

St. Lambert's Day (patron of children, nannies)

Trail of Courage Living History Festival -- Rochester, IN, US (through tomorrow)

VFW Ladies Auxiliary Day

Waikiki Holaulea -- Oahu, Hawai'i (part of the Aloha Festival, two months of celebrations on all the islands, showcasing native Hawai'ian culture; this is a huge street party, well worth attending)



Birthdays Today:

Cassandra "Elvira" Peterson, 1951
John Ritter, 1948
Ken Kesey, 1935
Anne Bancroft, 1931
Roddy McDowall, 1928
Hank Williams Sr., 1923
Jerry Colonna, 1904
John Willard Marriot, 1900
Baron Friedrich Von Steuben, 1730



Today in History:

The Battle of Thermopylae, fought between 300 Spartans, led by their king, Leonidas, and the Achaemenid Empire begins, BC480
Arabs conquer Alexandria, and destroy its library for the last time, 642
Netherland sailors discover Mauritus, 1598
Massachusetts Bay Colony gets a new charter, 1691
Presidio of San Francisco is founded in New Spain, 1776
US Constitution is adopted by the Philadelphia convention, 1787
Sprinkler system for extinguishing fires is patented by Phillip W. Pratt, 1872
The Wright Flyer flown by Orville Wright, with Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge as passenger, crashes killing Selfridge, who becomes the first airplane fatality, 1908
The first transcontinental airplane flight, from New York to Pasadena, is completed after 82 hours 4 minutes, 1911
The Okeechobee Hurricane strikes southeastern Florida, killing upwards
of 2,500 people, the third deadliest natural disaster in United States history, behind the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, 1928
The Canadian steamship SS Noronic burns in Toronto Harbour with the loss of over 118 lives, 1949
Television is first broadcast in Australia, 1956
Malaysia joins the United Nations, 1957
Bangladesh, Grenada and Guinea-Bissau join the United Nations, 1974
The first Space Shuttle, Enterprise, is unveiled by NASA, 1976
The Camp David Accords are signed by Israel and Egypt, 1978
Vanessa Williams becomes the first black Miss America, 1983
Estonia, North Korea, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, the Marshall Islands and Micronesia join the United Nations, 1991
The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet, 1991
Fourpeaked Mountain in Alaska erupts, marking the first eruption for the long-dormant volcano in at least 10,000 years, 2006

5 comments:

  1. That's such a drag. I hope things work out for the best and that you have a working vehicle to safely take you out of town.

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  2. Oh, my. THAT doesn't sound good. I hope that you will be able to work things out so you don't have a stressful outing. Rentals are not cheap, and unless you are familiar with the vehicle, can be an education to drive, as well. (Ask my Dad, trying to learn how to drive a rental in Reno... It got 2 miles on it, which was about what it took to drive it back to the rental place...)

    Cat

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  3. Cat, that sounds terrible! Since i am getting a little economy car that is similar to the one we have, it should be okay. The expense is the worst part.

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